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A player whose name starts with "bark" will now play before the fans of the Dawg Pound.
The Browns have selected Barkevious Mingo from LSU with their first pick (6th overall) in the NFL Draft.
The Browns chose Mingo over Alabama CB Dee Milliner who was still on the board at the time of the pick. Milliner went three picks later at number nine to the New York Jets.
Mingo skipped his senior year to enter the NFL Draft.
A short time after being selected, Mingo talked to reporters. He said being drafted was a lifelong dream and he hoped to have a career that would take him to Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day.
He also told reporters he had a great visit with the Browns and he fell in love with the City of Cleveland.
He also sent out these tweets:
Now on to the next!!! #clevelandbrowns #blessed
Really want to thank everyone who has ever made an impact on my life From the bottom of my heart thanks you. #trulyblessed #NFLDraft2013